Sonny Gray

Jiménez strikes out 10 as Orioles avoid sweep in the Bronx with 6-4 win over Yankees

Jiménez strikes out 10 as Orioles avoid sweep in the Bronx with 6-4 win over Yankees

A few weeks ago, it appeared that right-hander Ubaldo Jiménez had made his last start in an Orioles uniform when he was sent to the bullpen, but in Sunday’s 6-4 series finale win at Yankee Stadium, he provided the kind of start this floundering team desperately needed.

Jiménez’s outing was a strange one, because he dominated New York Yankees hitters by holding them to one run on four base runners while striking out 10 batters. But his outing was limited to five innings because of a deep pitch count that put him at 100 pitches after his final batter.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter has drawn criticism this season for sticking with Jiménez too long in some...